Nursery History at Little Gems Day Nursery

Our nursery is located on the boarders of Brockley and New Cross within the borough of Lewisham. We are also are local to Goldsmiths University and Lewisham College.


Little Gems Day Nursery was first established in 1996 and was an 18 place setting catering for children aged 2-5 years.


In 2000 due to high demand for baby places we acquired another building which took us to a 50 place setting and in 2003 we continued to expand to a 93 place setting catering for children aged 3 months - 5 years.


The owner and manager is Mrs Filiz Ayer and she is supported by 3 deputy managers along with a team of friendly and fully qualified staff who are all dedicated to work in partnership with parents and families to support all the needs at Little Gems.


Our Environment

Our buildings are bright, spacious, secure and cosy welcoming environments which include outdoor play areas.


In total the accommodation provides a separate building for the baby room, a main building for the toddlers and pre-school which provides playrooms, children's toilets & nappy changing rooms, washing facilities, Kitchen and large well equipped gardens. The main building has additional areas such as a sensory room and music room.


Our setting provides a quality childcare in a nurturing and secure environment so children to develop and reach their full potential.


In all areas there are various resources that are appropriate to the age of the children and are accessible and displayed in a way that will encourage your child to explore and develop sensory awareness enabling them to explore the world around them.


We believe children learn through play and being able to make decisions and choices for themselves.

Our Team

A room leader is allocated to each of the 3 age groups that occupy different rooms, ensuring continuity of care and a sense of security for the children.


At Little Gems we believe children come first. We pride ourselves in having a high quality team who are dedicated, committed and work together to provide a warm, welcoming, safe and stimulating environment for the children in our care.


All our staff are assessed based on qualifications, experience and commitment to the children in their care and are fully qualified, working at a level 3 standard and upwards.


All those who work with young children will be in a receipt of an enhanced CRB check as the safeguarding of all children is very stringent within our setting.


Staff regularly attend courses provided by Early Years as well as internal training over 3 staff developmental days per year. This helps to develop knowledge as well as keeping up to date with childcare changes.

Little Gems Beliefs

Every child deserves the best possible start in life. At Little Gems we believe children who experience high quality early years provision achieve better outcomes and develop the abilities that are needed for lifelong learning.


We also operate an equal opportunities policy and will not discriminate. We ensure positive attitudes to diversity and difference, so the children learn from an early age to value diversity in others and grow up making a positive contribution to society. Each child will be treated as an individual.


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Little Gems Day Nursery, Clare Road, Brockley, LONDON, SE14 6PX